Proposal Dissertation Notice: Chris Baish

Thu, April 27, 2023 10:30 AM at GEO RM 105 or Teams

Chris BaishPh.D. student Chris Baish will defend his dissertation proposal as follows:

Title: "The role of iron and clay in translocation processes: implications for argillic horizon genesis and degradation in texture contrast soils of Michigan"

Day and Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Location: Room 105 Geography Building or via Teams

A copy of the dissertation can be obtained by emailing Chris Baish at

The defense will consist of two steps:

First step

Members of the Department (including faculty, students and staff) are invited to join an uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation proposal, and a subsequent questioning session. The session will be moderated by the advisor.

Second step

The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.

Faculty, graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Guidance Committee:

  • Randy Schaetzl (chair)
  • Alan Arbogast
  • Barret Wessel (Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences)
  • Brian Teppen (Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences)
  • Brad Sion (Desert Research Institute)